Name: Emma / Spookyastronauts
From : Australia!
Emma is the Horror Queen from Down under!
She has a Youtube channel where she talks and reviews all the greatest horror movies to over 21000 + fans!
What made you love Halloween so strongly?
I’m a huge horror fan so I’ve always been interested in the idea of Halloween given it’s not really a thing in Australia.
How did you get into Halloween ?
From watching 90s horror films, they always show Halloween in such a glamorous way.
What is your favorite things to do on/around Halloween ?
I try to watch 31 horror movies throughout October and of course carve a pumpkin!
Can you remember which Halloween costume was your favourite one?
Last year I dressed up as Jessie from Gerald’s Game (The movie) and Mike Flanagan started following me on twitter because of it!!! It was an awesome moment for me.
What does Halloween mean to you?
The night is very much the peak of all things spooky for the year, but for me horror is all year round. It’s nice that the rest of the world comes to the party at least once a year.
Of all the amazing Halloween candy you can get now adays , what is your favorite? ( Old Classics/ New style candy etc )
To be honest, I think American candy is awful! It’s very different to what we have in Australia. I prefer Cadbury chocolate or something fun like nerds! Not sure if any of that counts as Halloween candy!
What Halloween food and drinks are you most excited about?
Pumpkin spice lattes, I am a basic white girl at the end of the day.
When do you start shopping for Halloween ?
I look for cool halloween costumes all year around, but I actually prefer doing some light cosplay with your own clothes. Like this one of me as Susie from Suspiria (2018)
What about Halloween makes it your favorite holiday?
Horror movies of course! And Horror movies being released around this time.
Do you think it has any negative sides to it?
Not really, it’s not widely celebrated in my country so we don’t have any adverse side effects.
What is the Favorite Halloween item you have?
Possibly some of my horror movie soundtracks that are great to play around this time of year, but otherwise I don’t own any memorabilia.
Do you still go trick or treating?
Can you remember your first Halloween memory?
Dressing up as an angel when I was ten-years old for a party.
Do you keep all your Halloween decorations out all year or do you start decorating at a certain time ?
I try and get a few things around a week beforehand, but my filming room is always full of haunted items.
Where do you buy your Halloween items?
Online mostly, otherwise at cheap dollar stores.
Whats your favourite halloween movie/series?
Hocus Pocus is fun! Or A Nightmare Before Christmas!
How is Halloween celebrated in Australia?
It isn’t really. It’s more used as a marketing tactic to get people to attend events, themed nights or parties.
Is it difficult finding Halloween decorations in your town/city?
You can always find things in cheaper stores, but we don’t have any of the well made items you see online.
What made you want to start making Youtube videos?
I am a professional videographer and I loved both Youtube and Horror so it made sense! I just posted a review not knowing really my intention and thought i’d give it a go for a few months. It ended up being the best hobby I ever started, and now has turned into a very small business!
How has the journey to get where you are today been?
I have been making videos for four years, but i’ve been obsessed with horror my whole life!
How much time do you spend of your day/week making videos?
The production and editing usually takes eight hours with two videos a week.
But the planning, scheduling, research and of course watching films to review takes anywhere between 10-30 hours a week!
What do you think is the Best And worst about making Horror related Youtube videos?
Best thing is communicating with like minded people. Worst thing is when people take opinions too personally, there’s a lot of hate online and it’s over things that really aren’t that serious.
What advice do you have to other spooky people who wants to start a Youtube channel ?
Just do it! Stop waiting for the right time, the right equipment and set up… start today! You can only improve!!!
Clothing / style
Where do you usually buy your clothes ?
Asos for my usually day to day, but for Horror merch I love Loudmouththreads and fright rags.
what style of clothing do you like to buy?
Do you have any tips on where to find awesome Halloween clothing for the rest of us Halloween addicts?
Follow brands you like on Instagram, they are always asking for feedback to what they should make next!
Do you wear Halloween/Horror styled clothes all year?
I wear XL black horror merch shirts daily! It’s my uniform when I’m at home.
I wear them like a dresses and I LOVE IT.
Whats your favorite Halloween clothing /accessories/bags/shoes etc?
I do love wearing my fright rags socks! They are an awesome accessory, even if you are at home!
Have you worked hard on your style?
Not really, I’m awful at dressing. I have a lot of body issues so I tend to shy away from that online.
*All photos by @spookyastronauts
A big spooky thank you to Emma , for this interview!
Be sure to check out her spookymedias!